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C.J. Chenier

The son of late zydeco music pioneer Clifton Chenier, C.J. Chenier (born Clayton Joseph Chenier) has been dubbed "the crown prince of zydeco." Since inheriting leadership of his father's group, the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Chenier has continued to pay tribute to his father's sound and to expand the zydeco tradition. Chenier's interests in zydeco were sparked in his early twenties. Although he studied piano in the third grade, switched to the saxophone a year later, and received a scholarship to study music at Texas Southern University, he was drawn to the funky sounds of R&B and modern jazz. Chenier played saxophone, keyboards, flute, and sang backup vocals in a Top 40 cover band, Hot Ice. In 1978, Chenier was invited to replace saxophonist "Blind" John Hart in his father's band. Although he had little experience with zydeco music, he accepted the invitation. Over the next decade, he apprenticed with his father, assuming his role as accordion player and bandleader following his father's death in 1987. Chenier has remained active in a variety of outside projects. In addition to playing on Paul Simon's Rhythm of the Saints, he participated in Simon's Born at the Right Time tour. Chenier was a guest performer on Gin Blossoms' New Miserable Experience. In 1997, Chenier was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award. Chenier's own albums include 1988's My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes from Arhoolie Records, 1990's Hot Rod. and 1992's I Ain't No Playboy, both from Slash Records, and 1995's Too Much Fun, 1996's Big Squeeze, and 2001's Step It Up from Alligator Records. The more meditative The Desperate Kingdom of Love, recorded a month or so after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, was released in 2006 on World Village Records. Recorded live in a single session at Rock Romano's Red Shack Studio in Houston, Texas, the high-energy Can’t Sit Down appeared in 2011, also from World Village. ~ Craig Harris
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Creolejoe Band

1. Down In New Orleans

2. Louisiana Woman

3. Louisiana Lovin'

4. Zydeco Train

5. Jambalaya Jumble

6. Boomti, Boomti, Boom Boom

7. You Look Better Goin' Than Comin'

8. Creolejoe

9. Zydeco Zoo

10. Down Home, Lown Down Zydeco Blues

11. If Anybody Ask You

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Track List: Can't Sit Down

1. Can't Sit Down

2. Baby Please Don't Go

3. Clap Hands

4. Ridin' With Uncle Cleveland

5. Red Shack Zydeco

6. Trouble In Mind

7. Hot Tamale Baby

8. Dusty Road

9. Paper In My Shoe

10. Zydeco Boogie

11. We Gotta Have Peace

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Track List: The Desperate Kingdom Of Love

1. The Desperate Kingdome Of Love

2. Black Snake Blues

3. I've Been Good To You Baby

4. Learning To Live

5. Rosemary

6. Lost On The River

7. Who's Creatin' Who ?

8. Ain't No Need In Cryin'

9. Finger Lickin' Chicken

10. Bougalousa Boogie

11. Comfort You

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Track List: Step It Up

1. Zydeghost

2. It's About Time

3. Everybody Needs A Little Monkey Business

4. The Right To Walk Away

5. Coochie Coo Wi'chou

6. Eat More Crawfish

7. Let's Agree To Disagree

8. It's Alright

9. Road Dog

10. The Power Of Love

11. Zydeco Mardi Gras

12. Turn Around And Say Goodbye

13. Johnny Can't Dance

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Track List: The Big Squeeze

1. Au Contraire, Mon Frere

2. Don't You Just Know It

3. I Have The Right

4. Mixed Up And Confused

5. Cheatin' On The Man You're Cheatin' With

6. Every Day I Have To Cry Some

7. I Can't Judge Nobody

8. Teddy Bear

9. The Moon Is Rising

10. Lion's Den

11. Part Time Woman

12. My Heart's Not Through Loving You

13. No Shoes Zydeco

14. Mon Cher 'tite Bebe

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Track List: Too Much Fun

1. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)

2. Bad Luck

3. Richest Man

4. Too Much Fun

5. Give Me Some Of That

6. Louisianna Down Home Blues

7. Zydeco Cha Cha

8. Lost In The Shuffle

9. Got You On My Mind

10. Squeaky Wheel

11. I'm Not Guilty

12. You Used To Call Me

13. Louisianna Two Step

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Wonderful: bittersweet but all man!
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Gotta love this cat!
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Amen to his great music. Gods loving it too. :o))
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:)
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ya zydaco ya dance!
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his is the king of zydeco
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bluesmangene
You folks have Clifton Chenier confused with his son C. J. Chenier. They each have colorful and interesting backgrounds, but are quite different musically.

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